About the campaign /

Painkillers Don’t Exist is an NHS campaign across Sunderland and County Durham that aims to raise awareness of the dangerous effects of long-term high-dose pain medication and empower people living with pain to make informed decisions about their health.

This is a local campaign which involves all GPs, pharmacists and health professionals.

^ Watch now: Health professionals share their advice. Video recorded October 2019

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Are you a GP?

Get advice on how best to support your patient.

Sunderland GP pack
County Durham GP pack

Are you a pharmacist?

Get advice on what you can do to help.

Sunderland Pharmacist pack County Durham Pharmacist pack
Two examples of the assets included in the campaign pack - a branded poster image and a small social media tile

Support the campaign

Help us raise awareness of the dangers of prescription pain medication. Download our digital resource pack.